Vijayawada- The state government has decided to use the energy bulletin as a watchdog on the overall power supply situation in the state. Speaking to officials of the energy department on Sunday, the minister for energy Balineni Srinivas Reddy said that the government is aims to realise cost-effective and quality power supplywith zero interruptions.
He further said the government has laid a special emphasis on uninterrupted power supply and the implementation of the ‘Navaratnalu’ in the power sector.
“The policy of this government is to provide power from various sources, including thermal, hydro, and renewable sources. But it must be highly cost-effective and promote growth in various sectors. The energy bulletin will ensure transparency about the daily power supply position and become a powerful tool in the hands of people,” he said.
Stating that the energy bulletin, which was introduced in July, is yielding good results, energy secretary Nagulapalli Srikant has suggested a five-point formula to make the energy bulletin more effective.
“Ensuring total transparency, enhancing responsibility at all levels, increasing scope for public participation, developing a feedback mechanism and quick response to the queries of people would help to make the energy bulletin initiative more fruitful.,” he said.
Srikant asked superintending engineers in districts, discoms officials and joint managing director of APTransco to focus especially on issuing the energy bulletin in a transparent manner and submit up-to-date reports to the government through the managing director.
The secretary also cautioned officials of APTransco and power discoms about the anticipating increase in power demand in the coming days. He said that the demand for energy is anticipated to rise and could touch around 185 million units in September itself from the existing 160 MU.